I am realy sorry to hear about this. I will pray that Peyton Carter will be healed and recover quickly. I will also pray for his family that the Holy spirit will come and comfort them during this trying time.The Lord told me to share my testimony with you and peytons family. Feb. 20th 2004, I was driving home from work when suddenly an electric truck was turning onto a gravel road and pulled out in front of me. I was driving 60 miles an hour when we impacted. I would like the family to know that not many things went through my mind. it seemed like I was watching the accident in still frames. everything was in slow motion.During the impact I heard everything. the crunching of the metal, glass breaking. I felt nothing until I came to. I do know that the Lord was with me. I e ven felt a hand on my shoulder. I believe was an Angel of the Lord.I was heliported to the Hospital 100 miles away. I had a ruptured bowl, five broken ribs, I almost lost my left eyelid. I was on a resperator for 3 days awake.Anyway, I would like you to know that he wasn't in pain during the accident. Has he came out of the coma yet?My prayers are with you.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Peyton. Here is an update. ---Great news from Peyton's room - again! The whole family are so very grateful to our loving heavenly father and all you faithful pray-ers! Peyton is going thru a long string of evaluations from the occupational therapist, physical therapist, neuro specialists, speech and language team, etc, etc. They will be making a rehab recommendation in the next few days. In the meantime, Peyton can kick the ball from his bed with either foot; he can hold himself in sitting position though his head is a bit too heavy to keep upright at the moment; they even stood him up today which he could manage with a little support! His first step in eating was to accept some ice chips in his mouth and swallow when told. Best of all he started smiling yesterday! Not only that but he gave a little laugh which is one of his first distinct sounds he has made so far!!! We can only imagine how his family must have felt to hear that! As his body is still shedding some of the medication little signs of 'Peyton' are returning! yea god! Like today while he was playing ball with Ellie he couldn't resist stashing it away mid-game only to bring it back out when she chided him for teasing! He is officially out of his coma and only has a nasal feed tube. Each day will be a workout for him as his body wants to sleep and rest ALOT. May God continue to fire more and more of those brain waves as his muscles and nerves wake up!! Mom says "Thank you for your faithfulness!"
For those who were lifting my Peyton in prayer here is a great update.He is still not talking but making many improvements. Thank you for your continued prayers.---The doctors are putting their stamp of approval on Peyton's incredible rehab journey. He is doing so well so rapidly that he will bypass the inpatient portion of his rehab at Healthbridge! They are going to discharge him tomorrow to go home! He will do an assessment at Healthbridge on his way home and get set up with a full outpatient rehab program five days a week. The hope is that he will continue to heal even faster at home with his comfortable and familiar setting not to mention regular daily life with little sister and dog.We can pray for his safety in the freer environment and continued healing of all his brain/nerve pathways!!Yea God! All the glory to Him!
How is peyton doing now? He will be in my prayers.
I know many of you have prayed for Peyton, he is improving but has a long road ahead. He is speaking, walking, and active, and is physical therapy.Today he has surgery at 11:30 AM (PST) to replace a piece of skull in his brain. Praise God the swelling is down so they can close up his skull cavity. Pray for him that his surgery is successful and it goes well.Thanks.Doug
I do not know who u are or who peyton is, but I will offer my feeble and broken prayers b4 our lord on your behalf.May the grace of almighty God comfort u and peyton.I am a nurse, so I will say that the swelling is one of the biggest issues that needs to normalize and it sounds as though it has.Precious Father, who r we? what r we? how can we function in an adequate manner, in a manner of example and holiness unless you touch us, please my lord, bless this family and peyton as you have already, and may u do something wonderfully drastic on his behalf and the family's behalf.I pray this in your name jesus. Amen.
Thank you for the update. I had prayed for him way in the beginning and then never heard anything. He is one of several young people I know in the same situation - SO HARD! I will be praying for a successful surgery! Please keep us updated. Is Peyton (and his family) a believer?